After an incredible 10th edition last winter, RWF is back in its 11th year!
Roma Whisky Festival 2023 will be held on Saturday, February 25th and Sunday the 26th at the Salone delle Fontane in EUR – an entire weekend filled with the “king of all distillates”.
“After the first post-pandemic edition, our team”, declares Andrea Fofi – and the Roma Whiskey Festival itself – “has returned in a predominant way”. Whiskey is celebrated in all forms and also in mixology in the two thousand square meter exhibition space. Meet the companies and discover hundreds of products new and old with tastings, masterclasses, seminars and special guests from all over the world.
For those wanting to expand their knowledge or palate, there are over 20 masterclasses to choose from given by top experts in their field – from the 25 minute “ABC of Whisky” which is always a great intro for beginners to the more advanced classes for those whiskey experts and connoisseurs.
This two-day celebration of all things whiskey is a mecca for whiskey lovers, producers, importers, distributors, traders, whiskey makers, bartenders and pretty much anyone interested in whiskey and wanting to learn more. You’ll find the top brands and coveted names as well as new artisanal whiskeys and small batch producers and labels covering every region from Islay to Speyside. From the most famous key players such as Laphroaig, Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, the Macallan, Santa Teresa and Suntory to Glenfarclas, The Glenturret, Kilchoman, Douglas Laing, Bruichladdich and Tipperary. You’ll also have the chance to explore some lesser-known names and boutique Indie brands and bottlers.
Single malt Scotch, Blended Whisky, Irish whisky, Rye Whiskey, Whiskey Bourbon, Japanese Whiskey, American Whiskey, Bourbon – to be tasted neat, on the rocks or in the form of a cocktail, there is literally whiskey for all at the RWF!
Find out everything there is to know about the wonderful world of whiskey from distillery to glass. Learn about the history as well as all of the different profiles and flavor notes. The Roma Whiskey Festival is all about education of the brown spirit. This event which is open to the public is completely dedicated to everything whiskey – but not only. This year, the family is expanding to include other non-whiskey brown spirits such as Armagnac, Brandy, Cognac, and Rum.
As is every year at the festival, it will be possible to taste the winning products of the Whiskey & Lode Award delivered by a jury of experts after the blind tasting “to decree the best bottles in the competition in the Best World Whisky, Best Single Cask and Best Scotch Whiskey categories”. Since the beginning, the Roma Whiskey Festival has always selected a special bottling in honor of the event and this year the exclusive release and limited edition is the Linkwood 2006 15-year Sherry Cask, which will be available for purchase among other bottles.
You’ll also find some good food at the Roma Whiskey Festival featuring the historic pub Le Bon Bock, English beers on tap, some Scottish cuisine and delicacies and a chocolate corner – the most unexpected yet perfect pairing with any whiskey. Also not to be missed…is “Whisky in Town” during the two evenings at Oro Whiskey Bar with special guest nights (and drinks) devoted to whisky.
Partners of the RWF 2023 include: Oro Whisky Bar, WhiskyTravel, BarTales, Pratesi Hotel Division, Co Work, Burro Creative, Alan Ice, Aberfeldy, Berry Bros & Rudd, Amici del Club Toscano, Organics Red Bull, Acqua Panna Toscana, and Jack Daniel’s Distillery.
February 25 – 26, 2023
Salone delle Fontane (EUR)
Via Ciro il Grande, 10
Saturday 2pm – 11.00pm, Sunday 2pm – 9.30pm
Day ticket: €7 – 12
Weekend ticket: €18